Kananaskis Wildlife: Hide and Seek with Whitetails

Yesterday, I was hiking in Kananaskis Country, west of Bragg Creek, morning along a trail that winds through the forest.  The trees are often well spaced out and allow a lot of streaming sunlight to reach down.  The highlight of the trek was finding a small herd of White-tailed Deer that were moving slowly towards the hills.

I stepped off the trail and shadowed their progress for a few minutes.  I waited for one deer to step into a shaft of light and then tried to create an interesting image.

There were a couple occasions where everything lined up and I got close to what was in my head.  In these pictures, I like the sense of the forest and the magic of sunlight.

I was enjoying the stroll in the woods when I was alone, save for the birdsong and angry squirrel reports, but crossing paths with these deer made it a very memorable day.

5 responses

  1. victoriaaphotography

    Nice capture of these rather shy-looking creatures. Clever catching their faces in shafts of sunlight – very effective.

    March 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

  2. Love these! Beautiful deer – especially love the second photo – light and the curiosity in her gaze.

    March 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

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  4. There is something very beautiful about them making eye contact with you through the trees, especially with the light that way..

    March 3, 2012 at 4:18 am

  5. These are some beautiful candid shots Mr. Martin

    March 3, 2012 at 2:03 am

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